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Be careful not to breathe in cigarette smoke

 
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:25 am    Post subject: Be careful not to breathe in cigarette smoke Reply with quote

Cigarette smoke is linked to:

Back pain:
http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/index.cfm?id=3695
Hearing loss:
http://www.healthyhearing.com/content/articles/Hearing-loss/Causes/42402-Smoking-and-hearing-loss
Lowered IQ:
http://www.longisland.com/articles/09-26-06/cigarette-smoking-causes-loss-of-iq-points.html
Weakened immune system:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/27919-cigarette-smoking-affect-immune-system/
Liver damage:
http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4572401_effects-smoking-liver.html
Dental problems (cavities and gum disease):
http://www.dentalcomfortzone.com/story.php?aid=252
Tooth discoloration:
http://smoking.ygoy.com/smoking-and-teeth/
Loss of skin collagen:
http://www.ehow.com/facts_6881950_smoking-causes-collagen-disappear.html

Another reason to avoid second hand smoke is third hand smoke. What is this? Third hand smoke is when second hand smoke gets on your clothes and in your hair, and you carry it with you, breathing in the toxic particles later. Researchers are now discovering that second hand smoke and third hand smoke (even in small doses) are far more dangerous than previously believed.

If you are a smoker, you are making the world a worse place. I used to be a smoker, but quit. Looking back, I realize how foolish and selfish the old me was. I'm glad I made a change for the better and hope you can too.
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Dodge7



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suck BS. I am an EX-smoker and I don't believe most of these.
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World Traveler



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not, man? These are real studies. The information, however, is not common knowledge, which is why I posted this.
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12ax7



Joined: 07 Nov 2009

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You forgot cancer, heart disease, and the worst of them all: erectile dysfunction.

http://www.webmd.com/erectile-dysfunction/news/20030307/smoking-can-lead-to-erectile-dysfunction



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Privateer



Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Location: Easy Street.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the (approximate) words of Fran Lebowitz, 'if second hand smoke is so bad, think what must happen when you drive your car!'.
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sligo



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21067532
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Fox



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Privateer wrote:
In the (approximate) words of Fran Lebowitz, 'if second hand smoke is so bad, think what must happen when you drive your car!'.


That sounds like it was meant to be sarcastic, but air pollution from cars is a real health concern as well, and society would probably be wise to move in a less automobile-intensive direction in addition to eliminating public smoking.
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comm



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure none of those articles referred to occasional second-hand smoke exposure.
If anything I think people could stand to sit around camp fires a little more... breathe in the warm, woody fumes and remember for a moment the life of our ancient ancestors.
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Steelrails



Joined: 12 Mar 2009
Location: Earth, Solar System

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox wrote:
Privateer wrote:
In the (approximate) words of Fran Lebowitz, 'if second hand smoke is so bad, think what must happen when you drive your car!'.


That sounds like it was meant to be sarcastic, but air pollution from cars is a real health concern as well, and society would probably be wise to move in a less automobile-intensive direction in addition to eliminating public smoking.


2nd hand smoke is a joke in terms of danger compared to the fumes and pollution our factories, cars, and power plants generate to the point where its pretty much ridiculous to even worry about it outside of a 24-7 exposure/workplace allergy scenario.

Unless humanity get its head out of its rear and starts worrying about real problems like global warming instead of cosmetic ones like smoking in nightclubs, the death toll from car and factory smoke will be in the billions and all those 2nd hand smoke whiners will wish they had spent a 10th of the energy on reducing pollution as they did in making sure veterans in veterans halls didn't have the right to smoke.
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Died By Bear



Joined: 13 Jul 2010
Location: On the big lake they call Gitche Gumee

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Privateer wrote:
In the (approximate) words of Fran Lebowitz, 'if second hand smoke is so bad, think what must happen when you drive your car!'.



Cough cough, haha, cough cough
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Lunar Groove Gardener



Joined: 05 Jan 2005
Location: 1987 Subaru

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember chain smoking on buses and airplanes.
Now I am in a swarm of scooters chasing buses through
traffic in SE Asia. It seems VERY unlikely that the two could
ever be equal (the pollutants formerly attributed to the
commuter and those contributed by ones chosen form
of transportation).

All my professors at university chain smoked during every class.
Pretty bad example, at least.

That said, it is QUITE unexpected that even in places like Italy
smoking in public has been banned. I would love to know
how many toxins a person in Bangkok, Hanoi, Seoul, or NYC
absorbs just walking to McDonald's for a fatty boom boom with
secret sauce. I'd also like to see the numbers
on the impact of flatulent cattle upon the bee population in
Uruguay and how that impact extrapolates as pertains to fluctuations in produce
cultivation over the past 27 seasons of summer squash.

That said, when we die, our lives will surely flash before us.
I hope mine flashes some glamorous mammories, a swisher sweet
gripped firmly in its teeth.

Agreed though,that E.D. (oh and lung disease) should be cause enough to slow the grinding, self-wrongteous weather measuring of even the most strident defender of cowboy killers.

Lots of love.
LGG
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Privateer



Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Location: Easy Street.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luna Lovegood!
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